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McCain expressed appreciation for his care and the outpouring of support and, according to his office, "looks forward to returning to Washington in January."
An Associated Press analysis shows North Carolina's congressional and state House districts are among the most Republican-skewed in the country despite voter preferences that are relatively evenly split.
The Texas House has approved a strict ban on "sanctuary cities" in the country's second-largest state, seeking to empower police to enforce federal immigration law against anyone they detain and threatening to jail police chiefs and sheriffs who refuse to do so.
Vice President Mike Pence says "no one is going to fall through the cracks" as a result of Republican plans to replace the nation's health care law. Pence was referring to people on Medicaid, the federal-state program for low income Americans that is managed by the states.
McDaniel's election comes as the GOP works to improve its standing with women and minorities. The vast majority of Trump's Cabinet and senior staff are white men.
Republicans have formally asked state officials for closer scrutiny of thousands of Durham County ballots in the close governor's contest.
Donald Trump is coming back to North Carolina early next week, this time to the mountains.
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas sustained "extensive second- and third-degree burns" on both legs below the knees and on both feet and could miss next week's Republican National Convention.
A spokeswoman for a socially conservative group that supports North Carolina's new law limiting anti-discrimination regulations for LGBT people has become communications director for the state Republican Party.